and individuality is the password to success in this field as
in all others where creative ability, taste, and artistic judgement
are involved. Editors and art directors tend to catalog artists,
utilizing their talents in specialized fields. As a result, individuality
is a valuable asset in this profession.
In the double
spread shown here, the Art Director of "Man's Illustrated,"
Bernard Gordon, was particularly anxious to get a hunter's duck-blind
effect, with the handsome GI hidden behind the foliage, native
girls for decoys, and Japanese soldiers on the losing end.
1 and Number 2 were my first attempt along this line.
3 did not point up the situation sufficiently, so we finally
settled on Sketch Number 4. This arrangement made the GI the
dominant factor and clarified the idea.
Number 4 - The final
sketch that was accepted to be finished